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Politicizing international cooperation: the mass public, political entrepreneurs and political opportunity structures

De Vries, Catherine E., Hobolt, Sara and Walter, Stefanie (2020) Politicizing international cooperation: the mass public, political entrepreneurs and political opportunity structures. International Organization. ISSN 1531-5088 (In Press)

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Abstract

International institutions are increasingly being challenged by domestic opposition and nationalist political forces. Yet, levels of politicization differ significantly across countries facing the same international authority as well as within countries over time. This raises the question of when and why the mass public poses a challenge to international cooperation. In this article, we develop a theoretical framework for understanding the nature and implications of politicization of international cooperation, outlining three scope conditions: the nature of public contestation, the activities of political entrepreneurs, and the permissiveness of political opportunity structures. By empirically examining these scope conditions, we demonstrate that politicization can have both stabilizing and destabilizing effects on international cooperation. Highlighting the systemic implications of politicization for international cooperation has important implications for international relations scholarship. While international organizations may face challenges, they also have remarkable ways of being resilient.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/internatio...
Additional Information: © 2020 The IO Foundation
Divisions: Government
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2020 10:30
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2020 23:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105830

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